ST. JOHNBURY (VT)
Sept. 6, 2019
In the ongoing fallout from the worldwide Catholic sex abuse scandals, the Vermont and New Hampshire Diocese recently published reports of “credibly accused” priests who preyed on victims in the two states.
In Vermont, 18 of the 40 accused predators roamed the Northeast Kingdom. North Country parishioners endured 29 of 71 accused pedophiles.
“This is meant as an act of ownership and accountability,” New Hampshire Bishop Peter Libasci said upon publication of the lists. “It is my hope that by making this information available, we are holding ourselves accountable to the evils of the past.”
To which we say… to hell with that.
We watched the Pope contextualize the abuse during this year’s Vatican conference and were quickly reminded that, had it not been for the Boston Globe, the church would willingly have maintained its rampant and seemingly timeless tradition of raping children and covering it up.
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